Our Wedding Birds

As I mentioned in my 2017: The Rebloggening post, I recently got married to my longtime partner Ellie. We had an absolutely amazing day and it was so great being able to share it with all our family and friends. But it wouldn’t have truly been my ideal wedding without the inclusion of my favourite … More Our Wedding Birds

The REAL Games of Life: Bioscience-Themed Tabletop Games

Tabletop gaming is currently undergoing something of a renaissance. New board games and card games are being produced at an incredible rate, with new titles exploring all possible themes. An increasingly popular theme in modern board gaming is science and nature, which is great for getting people of all ages interested in the world of … More The REAL Games of Life: Bioscience-Themed Tabletop Games

The Great Commonwealth Bird Fight: Round 3 – Featherweight

In Round 2, the clash between Australia’s Mistletoe Bird and the Britain’s European Robin came to a draw! So now we’re on to the appropriately named ‘featherweight’ category. Zoologist Jones has put forward the highly energetic New Holland honeyeater as their contestant for Round 3, let’s see if we can beat that! Swooping into the … More The Great Commonwealth Bird Fight: Round 3 – Featherweight

The Great Commonwealth Bird Fight: Round 2 – Bantamweight

Winner of Round 1: Firecrest! With over 69% of the vote, England’s flyweight champion takes the first crown! Thanks to everyone that voted! Right, on to Round 2! This time, we’ve moved up to the bantamweight category (5-20g). There are plenty of eligible contenders for this round but after careful consideration, please welcome the European … More The Great Commonwealth Bird Fight: Round 2 – Bantamweight

Capybara & Chips: When Taxonomy & Lent Collide

Anyone familiar with the Christian tradition of Lent, which is the six weeks leading up to Easter Sunday, may know of the associated ritual fasting and abstinence, especially from eating meat. Traditionally, all healthy Catholics between their 14th birthday until death are required to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and each … More Capybara & Chips: When Taxonomy & Lent Collide

The Great Commonwealth Bird Fight: Round 1 – Flyweight

  Steph Jones over at Zoologist Jones recently challenged me, and the rest of merry old  England, to an Australia vs. England avian showdown. The idea is that hopefully we will be able to highlight some of our representative nation’s greatest bird species, as well as adding a little fuel to the commonwealth rivalry fire. … More The Great Commonwealth Bird Fight: Round 1 – Flyweight

The Day Twitter Went to the Birds

Something ruffled the Twittersphere’s feathers today. Chris Hardwick, CEO of Nerdist and host of the late-night talkshow Midnight on Comedy Central, encouraged viewers of the show and Twitter followers alike to post their best bird-related celebrity puns with the hashtag #birdcelebs. Unsurprisingly, Twitter users took to this like a swarm of ants on a Photoshop … More The Day Twitter Went to the Birds